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Twenty-fifth reunion, Eureka High School Class of 1964, Eureka, California, 1989 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Fortieth reunion, Eureka High School Class of 1909, Eureka, California, September 28, 1949. Front row, 2nd from right: Colonel Thomas H. Monroe Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Sheryl Smith's birthday party, upstairs in State Theater, Monterey, CA, ca. 1931. Shown: front row, l-r: Edith James, Carmelina Burns, unidentified, Catherine Sandholt; back row, l-r: Jean Welker, Jane Vincent, Juanita Flagg, Sheryl Smyth, Joan Clegg, Phyllis Dorsey. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Founder's Day, Whittier, CA, May, 1950. Raymond Hunnicutt on far left.
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Scenic view in Yolo County, CA, May, 1929
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
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Grandmother and Jennings Glenn Chambers, Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA, 1906
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Whittier Cleaning and Dye Works, 145 No. Greenleaf, Whittier, CA
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St. Joseph's Church, near Freeport Bridge on Sacramento River, Clarksburg, CA, ca. 1890
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Eureka Rotary Club 75th Anniversary, 1998 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Scenic view in Yolo County, CA, May, 1929
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Scenic view in Yolo County, CA, May, 1929
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John and Elsie Zolnekoff, Whittier, CA?, 1918
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Hunt sisters: Eva, Iva Hunt Hunnicutt, Laurenna, Ethylyn, Hattie, granddaughters of Jonathan Bailey, Whittier, CA, ca. 1920
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Chamber of Commerce Fire Prevention Award presented to Mary Metcalf, South San Francisco, CA, ca. 1980. L-r: unidentified, Jack Drago, Mary Metcalf, Gale Dreisbach. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Laura Kaneko at 8th grade banquet with Marie and Lloyd
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St. Mary's School, Whittier California, April 16, 1931
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Block party, 1400 block of Crestwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San Francisco
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Laura Shigemi Kaneko, 9 months, Whittier, CA, 1987
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B Street Public School, Marysville, CA
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Scenic view in Yolo County, CA, May, 1929
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Cha family, Eureka (?), California, November 18, 1995. Front row: father Xia, mother Bay, baby Josh, Joshua David, Vickie; back row: Manila, Billy, Yua (Staci) with twin daughters Cynthia and Serina, John. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Home at 2910 J Street, Eureka, California, ca. 1930 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Glenna Freedman and Judy Hess, homecare nurses for 20 years, receiving a plaque for dedicated service, Kern County, California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Kim and William Bauriedel at home, 2423 J Street, Eureka, California, 1949 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
Eight grade graduation of Megan Resurreccion, shown with parents Eduardo and Evelyn, South San Francisco, CA, June 7, 1999. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San...
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At the Pellisier Annual Ride, Whittier, CA, May, 1960
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Seventh Day Adventist Evangelist Meeting, Eureka (?), California, ca. 1938. Sadie Klemp at piano, Eric Hare with trumpet. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
Church picnic, Riverfront Park, First United Methodist Church, Marysville, CA, 1988. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
Fortieth wedding anniversary of Mary and Chester Lee, San Francisco, 1980. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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George, Linda, George, and Christina Valdez. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County,...
Members of Walton Firemen's Association, Sutter County, CA, 1994 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Sutter County, Fire...
Sylvia Payne and daughter Rebecca, Duvall Drive, South San Francisco, CA, ca. 1982. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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DeLoris, Curtis, Clyde, Beryl, and Amy Clark at Clark Ranch, Petrolia, California, ca. 1914 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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State Box Co., West Sacramento, CA, December, 1938
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Percy Graves with team at Jensens Feed and Warehouse, Pleasant Grove (?),CA, 1911 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Holland District Float in Asparagus Festival Parade, Isleton, CA, May, 1926
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United Cambodian Community Center Plaza Building, 2338 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, California, June, 1998. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Ben Fukui (age 2), Lomo Crossing, CA, 1929 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Francisca Zamora Pasillas, Whittier, CA? ca. 1922. Known as Tia Pancha to her nieces and nephews.
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Sixth grade picnic, Longfellow School, Palm Park, Whittier, CA, 1972
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Gina McRunnels on her wedding day with her mother, Yuba City, CA, 1984. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
Traditional Cambodian game (Chaul Chhong) being played during April Cambodian New Year at Eldorado Park, Long Beach, California. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach
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Whittier (College?) Men's Chorus, Whittier, CA, ca. 1914
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Unloading gravel, California St. and Second St., Whittier, CA, 1953
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Westacre School, West Sacramento, CA, 1927
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Covered bridge spanning Oregon Creek near the confluence with Middle Yuba River at Freeman's Crossing, Yuba Co., CA, 1969. Location is about 5 mi. west of Camptonville, 2 mi. east of North San Juan, in Nevada Co., CA. It is easily seen from Ca. Route 49.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Bridges - Yuba Co., CA
Montgomery Ward's Flag Day Contest, Whittier, CA, June 14, 1941. Winner, in Uncle Sam costume, is Ken Camp.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Whittier, Flag Day
Iris Hatanaka teaching granddaughter Erin Wapple to make sushi, Yuba City, CA, 1997. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Lion's Club booth for offering rides to servicemen, Monterey, CA, ca. 1942. Leonard Abinante, 3rd from left. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Monterey
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Paul and Annie Zolnekoff in traditional Russian Mologan Church dress, at their McGee Avenue home, Whittier, CA, 1989
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Clarksburg Grammar School, Clarksburg, CA, 1927
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Morton sisters and friend, Samoa Beach, Humboldt County (?), California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice
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Garage sale at home of Marcelle Wiesen, 290 St. Joseph Ave., Long Beach, California, ca. 1990. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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On Watson Street, Monterey, CA, ca. 1930. Shown l-r: child's grandmother, Maggie Bransonl, unidentified. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Teiko drummers at the Obon Festival, Anaheim, California, ca. 1993 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Laying cornerstone for Whittier Art Association building, Painter Ave., Whittier, CA, ca. 1937. Architect William Harrison on left.
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Michael Ybarra's first haircut, with father Tony watches, Whittier, CA, March, 1998
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Sumara Shazadi and son Zain (age 3), Lahore, Pakistan, 1998. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Howardia, home of William Douglas Howard and Marie Houda Howard, Freshwater, California, 1923 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Family members with Salvation Army members, Stockton, CA, ca. 1932. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Mary Bolotin with baby Nick and Elsie Zolnekoff with baby Paul, Salimski (Salem) Church, Boyle Heights, CA, 1920
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Jonathan Lyons (1832-1913) and Amelia Lyons (1843-1921), Eureka, California Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Cambodian dance, Long Beach, California, ca. 1984. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- Long Beach
Crystal, Wallace, and Cara Brown, South San Francisco, CA, 1997. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Shades of California -- South San Francisco
Farmland, Yolo County, CA
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Mark Huff, Los Angeles, CA, ca. 1929
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Dance band at Walter Colton School, Monterey, CA, 1951. Shown: front row, l-r: Pat McDonald, Audrey Williams, others unidentified; back row, l-r: Breck Tostevin, Tommy Nielson, others unidentified; at piano, l-r: Doris Mashmerey, Margaret Branson. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Black History celebration at Municipal Service Building, South San Francisco, CA, February 23, 1994. L-r: unidentified, Octavia Sampson, Altha Grant, Lois Hill, unidentified, Mrs. Carter, Dorothy Phillips. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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View of Petrolia in the Mattola Valley, California, ca. 1915 Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Graciela and brother Jesus at First Communion, Mexico, ca. 1982. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Family gathering, 1987. Preserved by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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